2012 Suzukis – First Look
Suzuki’s 2012 lineup of street motorcycles includes 19 models, some new, some updated and some returning after being absent from the lineup since 2009.
In the sportbike category, the GSX-R750 and GSX-R600, both heavily revised for 2011, return along with the GSX-1300R Hayabusa and GSX1250FA. The 2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 features a host of updates, including lightweight radial-mount Brembo monobloc front brake calipers, a new lightweight single-muffler exhaust system, updated engine design with lighter, more durable pistons and higher compression ratio, aggressive new styling and an overall weight savings of over 4 pounds (claimed) from the previous model.
In addition to the all-new 2012 V-Strom 650 ABS introduced earlier this year, a new 2012 Suzuki V-Strom 650 ABS Adventure model will be available that adds aluminum panniers, crash bars and a touring windscreen. The V-Strom 1000 model returns for 2012, along with a V-Strom 1000 Adventure model that also includes the full touring package. These adventure models are exclusive to the U.S. market and offer value, versatility and convenience for adventure touring and long-distance riding.
Boulevard cruiser models for 2012 include the new C50T Classic, M109R, M109R Limited, C50T and S40 models, and in the standard class, the classic-styled TU250X returns. Two scooter models, the Burgman 400 ABS and Burgman 650 Executive, will be offered, along with two dual-sports, the DR-Z400S and DR650SE.
More information about the 2012 Suzuki lineup can be found at www.suzukicycles.com.